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Other common Ohio wildlife you’ll encounter include: bald eagle, turkey vulture, bobcat, red fox and great horned owl along with beavers, wild turkeys, songbirds and waterbirds. Large fish tanks inside the pavilion contain some of the state’s well-known native fish, including bluegill, walleye, smallmouth bass and catfish.
The live wild animals come from wildlife rehabilitation centers located across Ohio, as well as from private owners who have special permits to keep the animals.
Back from where they came – most animals seen in the wildlife exhibit cannot be released back into the wild due to past injuries. Many of these animals are used for educational programs.
Qualified, professional personnel provide daily care to the animals. The health and welfare of these captive species is important to ODNR.